A little history about this amazing unit.
They are part of the mortar teams for 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Spartan Brigade) 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Div of the 10th Mountain. The 1-32 is called TF Chosin and is comprised of 6 companies - Attack, Battle, Combat, Dawg, Eagle and Hammer. The platoon is the Hammer Co mortars, comprised of 13 guys.
The 1-32 is deployed to Howz-E-Madad in S. A'stan. They are smack in the middle of Mullah Omar's birthplace. They deployed mid March 2011 and are due to return mid March 2012. They have seen ALOT of action since OEF-OIF started. Attack Co was the first into the Korengal Valley.
It was a sincere pleasure to work with Laurie, a wonderful woman who with her co-workers sponsored this unit through a adopt a 10th Mountain unit program. She has been a staunch supporter of this unit and the incredible talents not to mention dedication to their duties while serving in these less than vacation spot surroundings.